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June 24 2015

Aberdeen city centre masterplan approved
Aberdeen City Council has agreed to push forward with a £280m city centre masterplan which calls for the implementation of dozens of projects including the part-pedestrianisation of Union Street.

A series of public consultations have already been held for BDP’s vision which entails housing, transportation and public realm interventions throughout the city; including pedestrian bridges across a refurbished and extended Union Terrace Gardens as well as crossing serving a new promenade and park by the River Dee.

Enhanced public spaces would be created through pedestrianisation of Guild Street and the formation of a ‘gateway building’ opposite the train station and the conversion of Commerce Street and Mounthooly roundabouts to crossroads.

A total of 1,500 new homes could be built within the masterplan area, a quarter of which would be classed as affordable, principally around a new residential quarter at Green Street and a new waterfront neighbourhood at Torry.

Support would also be offered to the redevelopment of Broadford Works as an ‘urban village’.

Elsewhere a new business quarter would be built at North Dee, bringing more than 100,000sq/ft of additional accommodation to market with redevelopment plans also in the works for the St. Nicholas Centre to form a new winter garden and food court.

These works would be delivered in a phased 20 year programme.
A network of new streets and public spaces could be built in two new districts north and south of the river
A network of new streets and public spaces could be built in two new districts north and south of the river
A new residential quarter of 200 apartments is proposed for Queen Square
A new residential quarter of 200 apartments is proposed for Queen Square

Aberdeen City Rooms will be developed through 'creative co-design' with the public
Aberdeen City Rooms will be developed through 'creative co-design' with the public
North Dee will be transformed into a global energy hub
North Dee will be transformed into a global energy hub

The St Nicholas Centre will benefit from a new winter garden and food court
The St Nicholas Centre will benefit from a new winter garden and food court

4 Comments

FHM
#1 Posted by FHM on 24 Jun 2015 at 15:53 PM
This "presentation" beggars belief. It is absolutely amazing! Why has no one thought of this unique master-plan before? The out of scale figures, distorted buildings and bright, glossy colours are stunning. I cannot wait until the Architect's get their hands on dismal Aberdeen and produce some more high quality work like Union Square. Awesome.

Welcome to Aberdeen. The Oil Capital Of Europe.
visitor
#2 Posted by visitor on 25 Jun 2015 at 06:20 AM
is this the $100 / barrel vision?
what gets built at $60 / barrel?!
Don Diamante
#3 Posted by Don Diamante on 25 Jun 2015 at 12:49 PM
Bear in mind that "...push forward with..." means "get some more pretty pictures drawn up, hum and hey for a few years, then ultimately cave in to Aberdeen Journals relentless sensationalism about 'residents nightmares' and decide they want something better and cheaper".
Gil Gant
#4 Posted by Gil Gant on 11 Nov 2015 at 14:12 PM
I am afraid that Aberdeen and Aberdonians get exactly what they deserve. The level of apathy and lack of any civic pride among the population is absolutely astounding. It may be the result of a lifetime of sunlight deprivation or living in a monochrome grey environment that causes this malaise among the population. As any question regarding council decisions and the general response is, 'nehing ti dae wi me', or 'dinae ken aboot 'at, I jist bide here'. So there it is, with that prevailing attitude Aberdeen, driven by ignorance and apathy can only get worse, and they deserve every bit of it.

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